The Nude Bomb (1980)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  9 May 1980 (USA)
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Maxwell Smart is recalled to duty to help fight a villian who threatens to detonate a weapon that destroys clothing.



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An unknown terrorist has developed a new type of bomb that will destroy clothing, but leave people unharmed. Agent Maxwell Smart (this time without 99 or Hymie) is taken out of retirement and sent back into the field to track down who this madman is and put a stop to his plans. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <>

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Don Adams is Agent 86 In His First Motion Picture [USA Theatrical] See more »


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Release Date:

9 May 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Return of Maxwell Smart  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Bill Dana:  As Jonathan Levinson Seigle, a character name which is a parody of Jonathan Livingston Seagull from Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1973). See more »


When Mr. Seigle is being pushed in to the emergency room, the stretcher hits a series of doors. Right after passing the elevators the camera goes in closer to Mr. Seigle and the door on the left has a broken window, but when the camera pulls back, the window is unbroken. It is the next set of doors that has the broken window. See more »


Maxwell Smart: I'm a secret agent. And I am here on a very important mission, Edith. May I call you Edith?
Edith Von Secondberg: I'd like that. Particularly since that's my name. You'll find I answer a lot faster to it than I would if you called me Marion.
Maxwell Smart: I'm going to level with you, Marion... May I call you Marion?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are based on Don Adams/Maxwell Smart's catch phrase "Would you believe...?" The words literally form the backdrop of the action; at one point "Would you believe a movie called 'The Nude Bomb' could receive a PG rating?" appears; and after Max inadvertently blows up the bad guy, the words "Would you believe a helluva explosion?" appear on screen. See more »


Spoofs Dick Tracy's Dilemma (1947) See more »


You're Always There
Sung by Merry Clayton
Lyrics by Don Black
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Hide this "bomb" under the "Cone of Silence"
7 October 2006 | by (Redondo Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

One of the poorest of the classic TV show adaptation movies. Lacks any of the heart of the original show. Only Don Adams, of the original show, was involved in this film. He reprises his Maxwell Smart character very well, but there's no humor in the script for him to work with.

The classic spy movies satire Get Smart provided the kind of jokes you could use as one-liners in everyday speech, and the pleasant nostalgia of remembering lines like "Missed it by that much," "Sorry about that, Chief," "Would you believe...," etc. still evoke a smile today. This movie had little of that humor, and a contrived storyline that tried but went nowhere. Worst of all: there were none of Admas's hilarious co-stars doing the agents 99, 13, Himey, and of course the Chief. Ed Platt, as the chief, had passed away by the time this was made, but they failed to even get one of the others.

The writing of failure was on the wall before they started. One has to wonder: why (beyond the obvious cash-in on the name, that is) did they do this? At least the word "bomb" was in the title to warn you.

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